Events

Hosted by

Ian Forrester

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.

Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio and BBC R&D invite you to join us for a free workshop introducing a new, open technology developed by BBC R&D which allows stories to be adapted, a bit like a storyteller around a campfire.

Imagine

  • A podcast which fits with your morning commute
  • Audio that challenges the listener based on their music tastes
  • Video which avoids inappropriate content depending on the age of the audience
  • Video which adapts depending on who is watching, and where they are

We call this Object-Based media, and it is a true synergy of the internet, storytelling, and media. 

BBC R&D's senior firestarter Ian Forrester will introduce the endless possibilities for producers, artists, and creators; the R&D team are excited by the potential for this new tool and want to offer it freely to everyone, using open technology.

In this workshop, you will…

  • Get familiar with flexible media
  • Examples of the content created, and how we created it 
  • Think about the benefits for your practice
  • Join a storytelling workshop building with objects
  • Learn about opportunities to use it now and into the future
  • Help to shape the future of media with us

This is a chance to leap forward and rethink how media could work for you.

The Next Web covered object based media a while ago - https://thenextweb.com/media/2016/03/09/bbc-r-and-d-object-based-media/

This workshop is one of a series of Object Based Media community events, more can be found linked here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2017/05/object-based-media-events


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Upcoming Events

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Lunchtime Talk

A Love Letter to Zoom Theatre

Fri 10 Dec 13:00-14:00

In this lunchtime talk Artistic Director Stephanie Kempson reflects on the online productions her company Sharp Teeth Theatre created over the pandemic and the lessons she’s learnt trying to keep some theatre digital.

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Event

Open Studio Friday

Fri 3 Dec 13:00-17:00

In the spirit of being generous and interruptible, each week we invite the curious amongst you to join us for our Open Studio Fridays.

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Lunchtime Talk

Public Spaces and Digital Voices

Fri 17 Dec 13:00-14:00

In this lunchtime talk, Studio Resident Tine Bech will share ideas on the importance of ‘visual invitation to social interaction’ and will explore how play encourages audiences to move from looking to participation.

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Event

Open Studio Friday

Fri 3 Dec 13:00-17:00

In the spirit of being generous and interruptible, each week we invite the curious amongst you to join us for our Open Studio Fridays.

Past Events

If you are interested in previous events at the Studio, take a look at our events archive.